Theory

Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Heart Yin Deficiency


Heart Yin Deficiency - Basics

Similar to Blood Deficiency but with more anxiety and restlessness, palpitations, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, easily startled, poor memory, fidgeting, mallor flush, night sweats, heat in the 5 palms, dry mouth.

Red or peeled w/no coat.

Floating, empty or Thin, fast.


Heart Yin Deficiency - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (7) acupuncture points may be useful for heart yin deficiency. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)




Heart Yin Deficiency - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating heart yin deficiency. For a complete list from our store with more details see our heart yin deficiency formula section.


Heart Yin Deficiency - Questions

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The following (6) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Heart Yin Deficiency

An Shen Bu Xin Wan

Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan

  • Bupleurum, Dragon Bone, and Oyster Shell Formula
    • Palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, agitation/irritibility, and insomnia from heat due to liver yang or fire.
    • Mental disorders such as including biopolar and schizophrenia resulting from distrubed shen.
    • This formula is useful for treating symptoms of addiction recovery.
  • Calm The Spirit
  • Sedate and Calm the Spirit

Gan Mai Da Zao Wan

  • Licorice, Wheat, and Jujube Formula
    • Anxiety/depression/manic issues with a tendency towards losing self-control (crying fits, excessive yawning, etc.) that result from the combination of heart yin deficiency and liver qi stagnation.
    • Insomnia, possibly with vivid dreaming and heart palpitations.
    • Post-partum depression and milder symptoms of menopause.
  • Calm The Spirit
  • Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Sheng Mai San Wan

Sheng Mai Yin Wan

  • Replenish Pulse Pills
    • Dry mouth, dry skin, dark or scanty urine from yin and fluid deficiency.
    • Fatigue, shortness of breath, and spontaneous sweating.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution for patients that present with heat signs.

Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan

  • Emperor of Heavens Special Pill to Tonify the Heart
  • Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, low grade fever, restless sleep, poor memory, poor focus and concentration, nocturnal emissions, dry stools.

    Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

  • Calm The Spirit
  • Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Heart Yin Deficiency - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of heart yin deficiency generally involves being certain that this pattern is the proper diagnosis. Each pattern may have multiple conditions and each condition may arise from one or more patterns (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following 12 conditions may arise from heart yin deficiency . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
Angina¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Arrhythmia (Palpitations)¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Bedwetting¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Bladder Damp Heat ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Coronary Artery Disease¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Collapse ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Depression¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Diabetes Type II¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Heat Stroke¤ Liver Wind ¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Shen Disturbance 
Hyperthyroidism¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Myocardial Infarction¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Palpitations¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Stuttering¤ Liver Wind ¤ Phlegm Misting the Heart 
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Blood Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 



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